Natural disasters and extreme weather conditions like those we’ve experienced over the past few years are warning signs of the climate change that is occurring. How can YOU make a difference? Find out here…
When you think of the dangers of climate change, you probably think of gradual things like hotter summers, ice caps melting, and gradual increases in ocean levels. But did you know that the increased incidence of major natural disasters over the past decade is actually linked to changing weather patterns due to climate change?
It may seem like the weather is out of your control – but that’s not 100% true – at least not in the long term. The truth is, there is something we can do about it! Living more sustainably is key to reducing the frequency and severity of these devastating storms.
Here are 6 tips for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping the planet regain equilibrium:
- Have a family disaster plan and be prepared to execute it. Plus, know your community plan.
- Support sustainable community projects that help adapt to climate change. This includes sustainable community gardens, a sustainable community business, or a nature group. In addition to small personal projects, you can help by funding large projects through TerraPass. Our projects are located across the US, so they have a double benefit – of helping the environment and supporting the local economy. To find out how you can support TerraPass projects, click here.
- Lead a carbon-balanced, eco-friendly lifestyle. Take action to reduce your GHG emissions and other environmentally negative activities in your life. Reducing your carbon footprint can limit the magnitude or rate of climate change….
- Install a source of alternative and renewable energy on your home. For example, install rooftop solar panels. This will reduce your carbon footprint and provide back up if the power grid is down….
- Grow a garden or some trees. This will help protect your soil, increase water reserves for your plants reserves in the time of drought, and reduce the carbon emissions of your diet.
- Have a water reuse and recovery system. It can be as simple as having a rainwater catching bucket outdoors or as sophisticated as recovering grey water from your sink for your outdoor use. This kind of a system can be an additional resource in the time of drought. To support water sustainability projects and help reduce drought, consider investing in BEF Water Restoration Certificates®.
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